Letter in Today’s Westmorland Gazette

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Letter in today’s Westmorland Gazette follows on from last week’s universal condemnation of Trump and his love of coal.

“COAL MINE IS NOT WANTED

While there is universal outrage at President Trump’s announcement that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, there is universal support here in West Cumbria for a coal mining plan that would tick all of Donald Trump’s boxes.

The planning application for West Cumbrian Mining’s new undersea coal mine was submitted to Cumbria County Council’ Kendal officies a day before the highly criticised Trump announcement.

In contrast all the political parties here in Cumbria have voiced unequivocal support for the first coal mine in England for 30 years.  We hope that this is some kind of blip and sanity will resume.”

note: we have five weeks to stop this!

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All Cumbrian Politicians Vehemently Oppose Trump’s Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement – BUT they SUPPORT a New Coal Mine in Cumbria
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4 Comments

  1. In coal mines in the area, “Clogs were not allowed because the nails might strike sparks and ignite the firedamp (chocolate biscuits wrapped in foil were not allowed either) so one way of avoiding wet legs was to get a worn-out pair of wellies and cut the bottoms off, then pull the tops over your boots.” http://www.solwayshorestories.co.uk/shore-stories/coalmines-under-the-sea/

    The collieries around Whitehaven, and Haig in particular, were noted for their prevalence to Firedamp (Methane).[8] Between 1922 and 1931, 79 men died as a result of three explosions (in 1922, 1928 and 1931) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haig_Colliery This was one of the best reasons not to bury radioactive waste in the environs.

    What if a fire can’t be put out? https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/coal-seam-mine-fires-environment/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firedamp

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  2. A readers comment “In coal mines in the area, “Clogs were not allowed because the nails might strike sparks and ignite the firedamp (chocolate biscuits wrapped in foil were not allowed either) so one way of avoiding wet legs was to get a worn-out pair of wellies and cut the bottoms off, then pull the tops over your boots.” http://www.solwayshorestories.co.uk/shore-stories/coalmines-under-the-sea/

    “The collieries around Whitehaven, and Haig in particular, were noted for their prevalence to Firedamp (Methane).[8] Between 1922 and 1931, 79 men died as a result of three explosions (in 1922, 1928 and 1931)” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haig_Colliery This was one of the best reasons not to bury radioactive waste in the environs.

    What if a fire can’t be put out? https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/coal-seam-mine-fires-environment/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firedamp

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